Its Finished!!

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I have finished finally this lovely little pocket book which is in the January edition of The Gift Of Stitching magazine, for something so little its taken me 14 days to stitch and finish it for some reason, but never mind I am so delighted with my finish.

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I didn't stitch it with the recommended threads in the magazine, I used DMC and its stitched on 40ct lambswool linen, 1/2. Its lined with cream silk fabric and all handstitched,

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This is the inside of the pocket book, with a more close up view

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This is a close up of the other inside pocket with my initials and year date.

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This shows the back of the pocket

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and this is a better view of the front of the pocket.

The pretty mother of pearl lovelies you can get a glimpse of were a wonderful, wonderful gift from a gracious on-line friend who I thank from the bottom of my heart for her kindness and wonderful talent, there will be more pictures of them in another posting and an even bigger picture of them collectively on February 1st.

I have also been looking through my finishing drawer and have completed another finish which I will photograph later today if the weather brightens up and post later in the week. I have also completed the stitching & finishing on my SBEBB Valentines exchange and my Seasonal Exchange - Winter, so Nikki watch out this week your winter exchange will be travelling down for you. - Maybe thats why my pocket has taken a while to do as I have stitched those 2 too.

77 comments:

lena-lou said...

Ooooh Su your Pocket Book is so stunning no wonder it has taken a little while to make but it is well worth the time!! It really looks beautifully finished and I love the colours you have chosen for this (shhhhh better than the originals in my opinion ;-) I shall look forward to seeing this IRL..... when are you coming over??? Your pictures are very pretty too with all your accessories :-)))
Have a good Sunday :)

Andrea said...

Oh Sue, how gorgeous. Beautiful colours you have chosen too, very pretty.

KarenV said...

That's absolutely beautiful! I didn't much care for the picture in the magazine, but I think I will have to stitch this after seeing your version.

I think I can guess who your generous friend is - I'm hoping to own one of those lovely heart thread keepers myself soon ;)

Susan said...

It's stunning, Su, and you added my initials, too (well, they were my initials before I got married).

It's absolutely perfect!

As a side note, I really love the tassle and beads on the little scissor fob - did you make that, too, and is that a pair of white scissors, or is it pale pink? I never see white scissors.

zoomcity said...

That's Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Wow!!! Your pocket book is amazing! You are so very talented. :)

Sue said...

Ohhhhh so pretty!!!!!! Love the color choices and your stitching is spectacular! Thanks for sharing all the pictures to give us a fabulous view of your work.

Becky K in OK said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Nancy said...

You should be delighted Su because this is so gorgeous! Your stitching as well as your finishing is just perfect, and your colors of thread are so pleasing to the eye! Congratulations!

I can't wait to see your MOP collection.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Su, your pocket book is gorgeous! That's another one I need to stitch!! You are such an inspiration and it's always a pleasure to drop by your blog.

Katrina said...

It's so pretty! I love your colors and the finishing is gorgeous. You are my hero, you do the most amazing stitching ;-).

Stitchingranny said...

Thats lovely Su. I will have to try and find the time to have a go at some of these finishings. I can just about make a fob & a pinkeep and thats my lot.

Paula said...

Its gorgeous.

Carol said...

OMG Su, your pocket book is absolute perfection! Your photos show it off so beautifully too! Even the colours you've chosen are gorgeous. You must be so thrilled. Another definite MUST stitch for me!

How lucky to receive your mother of pearl lovelies as a gift. I've had my eye on these but will have to treat myself one day! :o)

Angela said...

Well, I am speechless!!
Hugs, Angela

Angela said...

Haha, I'm back Su, because, as you know, I cannot remain speechless for long :>)Your Elizabethan pocket is breathtaking. The colours are so delicate and very in keeping with the Elizabethan era. Your finishing is just beautiful, as always and the accessories are a perfect match. I am just amazed that you have stitched this AS WELL as various other goodies!!
Warm hugs, Angela

nataliejo said...

WOW !!!! Su !!! That is sheer perfection ! I LOVE everything about your little case : colours, stitching and finishing ! And the pictures are delightful ! Thank you for sharing such an inspiring piece ! Hugs :-)

Nicki said...

Oooh, how beautifully done! You have such a talent for finishing. And for taking photos too :)

And I'll be watching the postbox! :)

Garden Girl said...

Absolutely beautiful! Along with the stitching accessories, it all makes a beautiful presentation. A feast for my Sunday morning eyes!

Yuko said...

Oh wow wow, I'm speachless, too...
I can't find any words to deserve this wonderful work...
It's absolutely STUNNING and I can see it's so delicate stitched...
What a beautiful, elegant, stunning thing you create!!!
You really have gods hands, Su!
I really love every details, love the fab, threads colour you've chosen, they everything goes well with!
This is perfect (as always!), really gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

staci said...

Your pocket book is just too exquisite for words! It is so lovely and the colors are just gorgeous and the finishing...well it is all sheer perfection!!!

Karoline said...

Your pocket book is just gorgeous Su, congratulations

Annemarie said...

Guppy fish at feeding time, as Blackadder would say. I'm speechless. Was this really in the January GoS magazine? I never noticed...
And to be honest I think you finished that in record time!

Annemarie said...

Su, I just had a look at the GoS issue and I just wanted to say I much prefer your colours to the ones they used. In fact, seeing it in the magazine, I wasn't surprised I couldn't remember it was in there. Thanks for showing this alternative!

Barbara said...

Su, this is spectacular. I'm speechless! If I could make anything this gorgeous, I'd just sit around and stare at it nonstop!

BeckySC said...

OOOH, I like it in the magazine, but I must say the picture in the magazine did notdo this one justice! Yours is AMAZING!! WOW!! I am drooling over it! You must be so happy with the way it came out!
BEAUTIFUL work, Su :)

Von said...

OH my, Su! It's another stunning project! Love love love your color choices. :D If I could only be a little mouse in your pocket to watch as you do your finish work, I'd learn so much. :D

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous Su!! Congratulations!

Julie said...

I'm speechless.... this is just STUNNING, the colours are so perfect and it looks splendid.

Lucky you receiving such pretty gifts.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wowie! that is really very nice!

Patti said...

Su, This has to be one of the most stunning things I have ever seen, and I have seen a few. Wowsers - like Angela I am almost speechless. Impressed doesn't even come into it. If it took you two weeks to complete guess it will take me at least a month if not more. Lots of love Patti xxx

Patti said...

Su - I really love this one the best of everything you have ever done I think, well for now anyway. It is absolutely stunning and for now I am speechless. If it took you two weeks to do it would take me a month but so well worth it. Congratulations and much love Patti xxx

Anita said...

It is very pretty, well done on the colors and finishing.

vEr0n!c@ said...

That is gorgeous. And I love the pics you took. You have a way of taking it that shows off your stitching perfectly. Gratz on the finish!

Paola B. said...

Very, very, very, very, very beautiful and your finishing is perfect !

Nicola said...

Such an exquisite piece of stitching and finishing Su! Wish I was that clever!

tintocktap said...

Wow - that really is beautiful, far more with your colours than with those in the magazine. Like others, I might have to think about stitching it myself now!

Doris said...

beautiful, i love the color,the fabric,all! congratulations for this amazing finish

Nivaira said...

Madre mía !!,es lo más bonito que he visto desde hace mucho tiempo !!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous pocket book!! Love the colors!

Dianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and your finishing is perfection! Very very nice :)

Kajsa said...

This is just beautiful! Yours are so much better looking then the one in the magazine.

Thank you for sharing it!

argone said...

Can't say more, really, than all that have been already said...
You can be really proud of this !
argone

Stephanie said...

Su that pocket is absolutely stunning! I saw that in this month's magazine, and thought to myself that maybe one day I might stitch it - but now I know I definitely will because you have done such an amazingly gorgeous job of it!

The mother of pearl bits are beautiful - I look forward to seeing more of them :)

Souricette said...

really beautiful I like it ! congratulations !

Stitch Wizard said...

Su that is absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow I don't remember seeing that in my Gift of Stitching but now have to go back and have a look. Your colors are just beautiful and your stitching as well!! I can't believe how well you can do the finishing so perfectly!! It just takes my breath away!!!! Debby :)

Marie-P said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I get this magazine and now must take a second look...yours is truly eye catching, great job.
Seems you have been quite busy :)

Heather said...

My eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw the satin-stitched front...it's simply stunning!!! And let me say...14 days to me is a VERY short time to have finished that in!!

Janet said...

I saw this one on the magazine but it did absolutely nothing for me and I never thought of it again. Now I've seen your gorgeous version all I want to do is stitch it! It is amazingly beautiful beyond words, truly divine.

Maria said...

What a lovely pocket book!!!
Maria

Aniza said...

WoW! What a beautiful work! And I love the colourways and the photostyling....all is so perfect!
Congratulations, Su!

Nelapx said...

ohhhh mi dios que cosa mas hermsosisima... felicidadess....

Nicole said...

Wow Su, this is amazing!! You did a beautiful job on the stitching and the finishing! Just gorgeous!! :)

sewcreative said...

Wow, that is just stunning!

Milly~ said...

In-cre-dible!!!!! What spectacular stitching and finishing!

Mary said...

Wow!!!! My jaw is hitting the floor. Your finish is great and the presentation to show us is awesome as well.
Congrats on your beautiful finish!
mary

Raven/Missy said...

That came out beautifully! You did such a wonderful job!

Laura said...

That is a gorgeous pocketbook. I love the soft colors and your finishing is faultless. It is just lovely!

Claire said...

Your Pocket Book is stunning - your work always is!

Hugs
Claire

samplerlover said...

Well Su I can only say this in 2 words. "Absolutely Stunning". I am another one who thought that it looked interesting in the GofS mag. I love your colour choices.
By the way you are like Yuko. You also take amazing photos. They make you want to pick up your needle and have a go at what ever the photo is. -Sandra.

Irene said...

Wonderful !!!

TerriBoog said...

Holy Cow, Su! Your pocketbook is absolutely gorgeous. I had to go back to the mag to see how it is I had missed it. Yours is truly amazing... the stitching, color selection, finishing and photography all show it off beautifully! Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Heidi said...

This is just so beautiful Su! I have seen so many wonderful things on your blog but this just takes the cake as they say. Great job!

~~ Heidi ~~

coonieandplume said...

Congratulations, it is so gorgeous!

Myrna said...

Su... that is just awesome!!! I saw that in TGOS, and thought it was way above my abilities. I should have known your tremendous abilities would make it fantastic!

Just beautiful...

Hugs, Myrna :-)

Sharon said...

Simply stunning! What a fabulous finish. Congrats.

Claudia said...

I'm wordless!!!!!!!! It's better than the original one! I love the colors you used and your stitching is.. PERFECT!!!! It's soooooo beautiful!!!!

TeresaB said...

Su, your pocketbook is beautiful as so many have already said. (trying to catch up on blog reading and this was a wonderful surprise.) Love the colors you used.

brodstitch said...

I've also just finished the same.
It is on my blog today!

Carol R said...

Stunning stitching - fabulous finishing! And I just love the MOP bits too.

Carol said...

Wow, 70 comments already! I am obviously not the only one who thinks this is gorgeous! Congratulations Su!!

Stitcher said...

Su

It's stunning.

Elena said...

Fantastic work! Very beautiful! My compliments!

timetostitch said...

WOW are you ever talented...not only your lovely stitching, but the layout of your photos, making everything look soooo delicate and pretty!
I look forward to seeing your future endeavours.
Petra

Lelia said...

WOW!! Stunning : ) It is so fabulous, I'm speechless.

Anonymous said...

Just wonderfull !

symiote said...

So wonderful pocket! i saw it in the magazine and xants to do it one day !
so gorgeous!!

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